Gevork Vartanian Dies, Former Soviet KGB Agent Passes On

Gevork Vartanian, a former Soviet intelligence agent has died aged 87.

Gevork Vartanian, the KGB agent who helped derail a Nazi plot to assassinate allied leaders at a 1943 conference in Tehran died at 87 years of age.

According to the KGB successor Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service FIS, Vartanian died Tuesday of an unspecified illness.

Gevork Vartanian, with Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, in 2007

President Dmitry Medvedev sent condolences to Vartanian’s widow, Goar who worked with her husband as KGB agents.

Gevork Vartanian was involved in “brilliant special operations” by Soviet intelligence KGB.

Vartanian started working for KGB aged 16 while his father was a Soviet intelligence agent in Tehran posing as a merchant.

Gevork Vartanian through KGB thwarted a German Nazi plot to assassinate Soviet leader Josef Stalin, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at a conference in Tehran in November 1943.

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